Birth Preparation in Chelsea Heights
Here at Total Balance Healthcare we love supporting local mums in any way we possibly can. This includes the antenatal period. If you are currently pregnant, regardless of which trimester you are in, it is never too early to start preparing your body and mind for birth.
What is a Birth Preparation appointment?
A birth preparation appointment is all about preparing your physical body and mind for the birthing process. We spend time discussing the physiological process of birth providing education about each stage of labour and the ways you can influence your own experience. We discuss non pharmacological pain options, active birth positions and ways to prepare your body prior to labour.
A birth preparation appointment can also include an internal pelvic floor assessment to check for any pelvic floor dysfunction which may impact an optimal vaginal delivery. An internal examination is also used to assess and coach you in your ability to relax your pelvic floor and push. A birth preparation appointment is designed to give you the opportunity to ask all and any questions you may have surrounding pregnancy and birth that you may have not had the opportunity to ask at your other antenatal appointments. Lastly, even though a birth preparation appointment is done before you welcome your new baby, we spend time discussing early at home care and management strategies you can implement following birth.
What can I expect during my first consultation?
Every appointment is tailor made to the individual patient. However, If we map out what your first pelvic health assessment consultation may look like, you can expect something similar to this: